Maryland is located in an ideal spot – for drug traffickers. The state is divided by I-95 and easily reached by several large cities in the Northeast, Midwest and the South. Baltimore Harbor contributes to the problem of drug smuggling into the state. Baltimore is the city with the biggest heroin problem in the United States.
Cocaine and crack abuse have been a huge problem in Maryland for more than 30 years. Crack cocaine is heavily abused, especially along the I-95 corridor that connects Baltimore and Washington. As a result, crime statistics have escalated in Maryland.
Methamphetamine is not yet a big problem in Maryland. The state has had few raids of methamphetamine laboratories. Law enforcement officials believe, however, that methamphetamine will soon be the most abused drug in Maryland.
Club drugs like GHB, Ketamine and ecstasy are heavily abused in Baltimore, mainly by teenagers and college students. Ecstasy is the club drug that is most abused in Maryland. Marijuana is widely abused in the state and in large supply.
Prescription drug abuse, especially of Oxycontin and similar drugs, is of concern in Maryland. Benzodiazepines, methadone and Xanax are also heavily abused in Maryland. Counterfeit drugs from Mexico have recently come into the state.
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